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The spark and spoof that had been characteristic of the politics of Anambra State was on a hiatus for the eight years Mr. Peter Obi was governor. In that time, the political trouble makers understandably went underground. With Obi’s departure, the kind of adventurous political satire that the state had been reputed may well be returning. Last weekend’s Supreme Court judgment sacking the Prince Kenneth Emekayi led executive of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is the undisputable fact that Anambra politics is again returning to the confusion that it had been well noted for. In its place, the apex court affirmed the supremacy of the rival Chief Ejike Oguebego led executive putatively led by Chief Chris Uba.

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Victor Umeh

Abia: Ikpeazu is delaying reality — Umeh

The faceoff between the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over control of the Abia State Government House has lately been at the issue of discourse in political circles in the state and among concerned political stakeholders. At issue is the judgment of the Court of Appeal nullifying the election of Governor Okeizie Ikpeazu of the PDP as governor on the basis of alleged irregularities in three local government areas of the state. The court in its decision pronounced the APGA governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti as the rightful winner of the election, a judgment that has elicited strong approvals and disapprovals based on political sentiments.

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James Okpara

Abia: S-Court ‘ll do justice — Okpara

The faceoff between the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over control of the Abia State Government House has lately been at the issue of discourse in political circles in the state and among concerned political stakeholders. At issue is the judgment of the Court of Appeal nullifying the election of Governor Okeizie Ikpeazu of the PDP as governor on the basis of alleged irregularities in three local government areas of the state. The court in its decision pronounced the APGA governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti as the rightful winner of the election, a judgment that has elicited strong approvals and disapprovals based on political sentiments.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan during the  world press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday.

I didn’t negotiate with fake BoKo Haram — Jonathan

It was not the thunderous response that was expected. With his regime under fire for all sorts of allegations ranging from corruption to incompetence, it was thought former President Goodluck Jonathan will react to all the charges against his administration when he appeared before the diplomatic community in Geneva, Switzerland. Word had gone round that the former president will speak on all the corruption allegations and that he would even entertain questions on any subject concerning his administration.

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•Oyegun and Buhari

The conspiracies against Buhari by Odigie-Oyegun

ALL Progressives Congress, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has had an eventful experience in Nigerian public life. A former federal permanent secretary, Odigie-Oyegun became the first civilian governor of Edo State in 1992 and served until the truncation of the Third Republic in November 1993. On the return of democracy in 1999, he became a member of the All Peoples Party, APP and was nominated in 2011 as the running mate to Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau in the presidential election of that year. He was elected national chairman of the APC at the first elective convention of the party on June 13, 2014. He spoke on issues of national concern and the unexpected challenges that have conspired against the federal administration led by his party in an interactive session at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

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House of Representatives

Crude Oil Swap Contracts: How Reps uncovered the underbelly of govt agencies

To many calculating the figure-bearing headlines emanating from the ongoing probe by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Crude Oil Swap and Oil Processing Agreement (OPA), so much economic attacks and sabotage appear to have been spearheaded by the same agencies and officials of government who were being paid with the nation’s tax payers’ money to manage and administer the resources.

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Pastor Ize-Iyamu explains ultimatum to Edo 
Governor and the resignation of top APC members

Edo 2016: I am the most qualified to succeed Oshiomhole — Ize Iyamu

PASTOR Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a former Secretary to the Edo State government during the Chief Lucky Igbinedion administration. He was in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after irreconcilable differences with Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Now a governorship aspirant in the July 2016 gubernatorial election in Edo State, he speaks, in this interview, on the state politics.

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Gov. Oshiomhole

Edo 2016: Oshiomhole’s successor and the Ogbemudia factor

Two-time former governor of the old Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, shocked many people, last week, particularly members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as he resigned from the party. Ever since his resignation, his New Lagos Road, Benin-City residence has become a Mecca of sort for politicians from both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2016 governorship election in Edo State. Ogbemudia commands respect, especially from Edo and Delta states, due to his numerous achievements as governor of old Bendel.

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